Battle Over 'East Of Eden' Royalties To Continue

Law360, New York (April 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has denied a summary judgment motion by late author John Steinbeck's son and granddaughter in their bid for additional royalties following an Oprah Book Club sales boost for Steinbeck's “East of Eden," as part of a dispute between the writer's heirs and publisher Penguin Group Inc.

Judge George Daniels of the the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday denied Thomas Steinbeck and Blake Smyle's motion for summary judgment in their breach-of-contract counterclaim against Penguin, ruling that Penguin had...
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